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  • AS 2118.91995

    Australian Standard

    Automatic fire sprinkler systems

    Part 9: Piping support andinstallation

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  • This Australian Standard was prepared by Committee FP/4, Standard SprinklerInstallations. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on13 March 1995 and published on 5 July 1995.

    The following interests are represented on Committee FP/4:

    Australian Building Codes Board

    Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Australian Chamber of Manufactures

    Australian Construction Services, Department of Administrative Services

    Australian Fire Authorities Council

    Australian Fire Protection Association

    Australian Water and Sewerage Authorities

    Commonwealth Fire Board

    CSIRODivision of Building, Construction and Engineering

    Fire Protection Industry Association of Australia

    Institution of Engineers Australia

    Insurance Council of Australia

    Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Victoria

    Melbourne Water

    New Zealand Fire Equipment Association

    Telecom Australia

    The Association of Consulting Engineers Australia.

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  • AS 2118.91995

    Australian Standard

    Automatic fire sprinkler systems

    Part 9: Piping support andinstallation

    PUBLISHED BY STANDARDS AUSTRALIA(STANDARDS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA)1 THE CRESCENT, HOMEBUSH, NSW 2140

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  • AS 2118.9 1995 2

    PREFACE

    This Australian Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards NewZealand Committee on Automatic Sprinkler Installations, to supersede in partAS 21181988, SAA Code for Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems.This Standard is the result of a consensus among representatives on the joint committee toproduce it as an Australian Standard.The revisions to AS 2118 include Standards Australias requirements to keep product andinstallation Standards separate. When complete the series will comprise:AS2118 Automatic fire sprinkler systems

    Part 1: StandardPart 2: Wall wetting sprinklers (Drenchers)Part 3: DelugePart 4: ResidentialPart 5: DomesticPart 6: Combined sprinkler and hydrantPart 9: Piping support and installationPart 10: Approval documentation

    4118 Fire sprinkler systemsPart 1.1: Components Sprinklers and sprayersPart 1.2: Components Alarm valves (wet)Part 1.3: Components Water motor alarmsPart 1.4: Components Valve monitorsPart 1.5: Components Deluge and pre-action valvesPart 1.6: Components Stop valves and non-return valvesPart 1.7: Components Alarm valves (dry)Part 1.8: Components Pressure reducing valvesPart 1.9: Components Accelerators and exhaustersPart 2.1: Piping General

    Originated as part of AS CA16 1939 (endorsementof Seventh Edit ion of FOC Rules).

    Previous edition AS 2118 1982.Revised and redesignated in part as AS 2118.9 1995.

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  • 3 AS 2118.9 1995

    CONTENTSPage

    SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL1.1 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.2 NEW DESIGNS AND INNOVATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.4 DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    SECTION 2 SUPPORT OF SPRINKLER PIPING2.1 GENERAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.2 DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.3 CORROSION PROTECTION OF PIPE SUPPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.4 REQUIREMENTS FOR PIPE SUPPORT COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.5 FIXING OF PIPE SUPPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.6 SPACING OF SUPPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.7 LOCATION OF SUPPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.8 VERIFICATION OF DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    SECTION 3 INSTALLATION GENERAL3.1 PIPE AND PIPE FITTING SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143.2 HYDRAULIC TEST PRESSURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143.3 EMBEDDING OF PIPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143.4 CORROSION PROTECTION OF PIPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143.5 PROTECTION OF PIPING AGAINST MECHANICAL DAMAGE . . . . . . . 153.6 FACILITIES FOR FLUSHING PIPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153.7 PROHIBITED USE OF PIPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153.8 SLOPE OF PIPES FOR DRAINAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153.9 LOW LEVEL DRAINAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153.10 PIPE SIZES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153.11 SPACING OF BRACKETS AND CLIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    SECTION 4 INSTALLATIONSTEEL PIPING4.1 PIPE AND PIPE FITTING SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164.2 PIPE JOINTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    SECTION 5 INSTALLATIONLIGHTWALL STEEL PIPING5.1 PIPE AND PIPE FITTING SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175.2 PIPE JOINTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    SECTION 6 INSTALLATIONCOPPER PIPING6.1 GENERAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .